February 8, 2022
Martin Luther King Jr. in Hill Auditorium
This is America: Confronting Health Inequities... Writing Prescriptions for Change

On January 17, the College of Pharmacy and the Martin Luther King Jr. Health Sciences Committee presented the 2022 MLK Health Sciences Lecture, entitled: “This is America: Confronting Health Inequities...Writing Prescriptions for Change.” The keynote lecture was delivered by Dr. Lakesha Butler, PharmD.

Dr. Butler is a Clinical Professor of Pharmacy Practice and the Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville School of Pharmacy. She is also the CEO and Founder of Dr. Lakesha Butler, LLC, a consulting agency whose mission is to disrupt and dismantle inequities and injustices in healthcare and higher education. 

The lecture was hosted by Cherie Dotson, PhD, Student Affairs Program Manager for Graduate Student Recruitment and Outreach. Watch a recording of the lecture below. 

Join the College for more MLK Health Sciences Events:

February 17 (12:00-1:30 PM) - Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion Racial /Ethnic Disparities in Pain Management

March 22 (4:00-5:00 PM) - Book Dialogue: Medical Apartheid (Virtual)

March 28 (12:00-1:00 PM) - Book Dialogue: Medical Apartheid (Virtual)

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The MLK Health Sciences Lecture is sponsored by the University of Michigan - School of Dentistry; School of Kinesiology; Michigan Medicine / Medical School / Office for Health Equity & Inclusion; Michigan Institute for Clinical & Health Research; School of Nursing; College of Pharmacy*; School of Public Health; and the School of Social Work. *Hosting unit